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Associate, Professional Development & Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation – LA (TRHT-LA)

Associate, Professional Development & Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation – LA (TRHT-LA)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 5, 2019
Job Description: 

Position:              Associate, Professional Development & Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation – LA (TRHT-LA)
Status:                  Exempt
Reports to:         Director, Professional Development


About Southern California Grantmakers, Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Los Angeles (TRHT-LA) and Philanthropy California:

Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) is a regional association for philanthropists and grantmakers working to make a difference.  We believe that a strong and informed giving community is essential to improving the quality of life for all Southern Californians.  SCG connects grantmakers through sector-wide conferences, trainings, networking opportunities and funder convenings – providing space for collaboration and coordinated action on critical issues.  SCG currently serves over 320 members who, together represent the spectrum of philanthropy, including corporate foundations and giving programs, family foundations, private independent foundations, community foundations, public foundations, individual philanthropists and government grantmakers.

SCG’s mission is to champion effective philanthropy and advance collaborative efforts to create meaningful change in our communities.

TRHT is supported by the WK Kellogg Foundation and is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to address and dismantle the historical and contemporary effects of systemic racism.  TRHT aims to bring about transformational and sustainable change, in both individuals and larger systems.

The Foundation identified 14 place based TRHT locations throughout the United States and Southern California Grantmakers was selected to be the backbone organization to implement TRHT in the Los Angeles region for a 3 year period beginning in mid-2017.

The community based TRHT framework consists of narrative change, racial healing, relationship building and systems change which will be implemented and evaluated by multiple sectors (business, philanthropy, community, nonprofits, and government).

Philanthropy California is an initiative of Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), and San Diego Grantmakers (SDG).  Our combined membership represents more than 600 foundations, corporate funders, philanthropic individuals and families, giving circles, and government agencies who invest billions every year to support communities across the state, the country and worldwide.

Position Description:

The Associate, Professional Development and TRHT-LA, provides administrative and clerical support to both the programs and TRHT team.  The program team develops and implements over 200 programs per year plus three major conferences.  .


The Associate, Professional Development and TRHT-LA will work directly with two teams and will be expected to work collaboratively to ensure that duties and responsibilities are handled in a timely manner.  The Associate will also work with other SCG, NCG and SDG staff in collaboration on Philanthropy CA Initiatives.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Programs, Meetings & Conferences

  • Assists/Leads event planning coordination, including catering, securing venue location with the onsite event manager, room and audiovisual set-up, reproduction of materials and speaker logistics.
  • Serves as a thought partner and conduct research on possible program and meeting topics and potential locations.
  • Manage programs, meetings and conferences logistics such as assembly of nametags, attendance rosters, and supplies including the collection and distribution of presenters’ materials. Develops and implements a strategy for registration at all programs and conferences.
  • Provide quality customer service with all members, constituents and partners.
  • Provides administrative support to affinity groups, work groups and peer learning networks, core stewardship group as needed.
  • Assists with outreach efforts to encourage program participation from members, eligible members and constituents.
  • Create and distribute post-program surveys for programs and conferences.



  • Provides administrative support primarily to the Director, Professional Development and Director, TRHT-LA, including scheduling appointments, travel and logistical support, and general correspondence.
  • Works closely with all staff handling administrative/clerical tasks.
  • Manages internal program infrastructure and processes including organization of electronic files, collection and analysis of program data, planning calls/meeting management polls for attendees, speakers and generating and distributing program meeting details and agendas.
  • Responsible for data entry, managing both meeting and group rosters Responsible for taking notes and minutes.
  • Manage Online Community portals
  • Coordinates workflow with other organization teams.
  • Responds to membership and constituent inquiries.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • “Can-do” proactive attitude and ability to manage up.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable interacting with in person with members/constituents/partners, communicating via telephone as well through email, social media and text.
  • Ability to perform effectively in a fast paced environment with frequent workload changes and competing demands; ability to multi-task.
  • At least two years of logistical event planning or similar experience.
  • Previous experience supporting a multi-person team.
  • Experience in racial equity, nonprofit, philanthropy sector and/or public sector preferred but not required.
  • Microsoft Office, excel and data base experience required.  Salesforce experiences preferred but not required.
  • Strong writing skills that include note taking and transcribing.
  • Experience with technology including live streaming, teleconference software, webinars.
  • Experience with social media including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.


Interpersonal Skills:

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with members, constituents, colleagues and vendors.
  • Ability to interact diplomatically, exchange ideas, information and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions.
  • Work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues.
  • Set prioritizes which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities.
  • Ability to self manage and be proactive
  • Prioritize assignments to complete work in a timely manner.
  • Take action when answers to a problem are not readily apparent in equivocal circumstances.
  • Commitment to personal and professional learning.


Special Demands:

  • Transporting materials to programs, meetings and conferences.  May require some physical lifting.
  • May need to work off hours (evenings and weekends).  May require flexibility beyond regular office hours.


Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) is an equal opportunity employer.  SCG is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to color, race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.


To apply: Send cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject Associate, Professional Development & TRHT-LANo phone calls please.

Salary Range:  $48,000 to $52,000 depending on experience